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hagiography

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Etymology

From Greek άγιος (hagios), holy) + -γραφία (-graphy), writing).

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Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ˌheɪdʒiˈɑgrəfi/, SAMPA: /%heIdZi"Agr@fi/
  • (UK) IPA: /ˌhægiˈɒgrəfi/, SAMPA: /%h{gi"Qgr@fi/

Noun

Singular
hagiography

Plural
hagiograph

hagiography (hagiograph)
  1. (uncountable) The study of saints.
  2. (countable) A biography of a saint.
  3. (countable) A biography which expresses reverence and respect for its subject.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A tactic adopted in Stalinist Russia to increase the popularity and power of Lenin.

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